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Top 5 Things to Know about the Tecno Spark 9 Pro

Tecno Spark 9 Pro display

The Tecno Spark Series has just got refreshed with three new devices. These are the Spark 9, Spark 9 Pro and the Spark 9T.

Tecno Spark 9 pricing

  • Tecno Spark 9 – Ksh15,599
  • Tecno Spark 9 Pro– Ksh 20,899
  • Tecno Spark 9T– Ksh 17,199

Tecno Spark 9 series is made for the younger generation who want the best when it comes to camera performance. The phone comes with a 32MP selfie camera that takes really good shots. I have been using the Spark 9 pro for a while and in this post I will be sharing the top 5 things that you need to know and hopefully love about this phone.

Before getting to that, let us just highlight the key specifications of the Spark 9 Pro.

  • Display: 6.6-inch, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Front Camera: 32 MP
  • Rear Camera: 50 MP + 2 MP + QVGA
  • Processor: Helio G85
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • Battery Capacity: 5,000mAh
  • OS: Android 12

Read: Tecno Spark 9 Pro Specifications and Price in Kenya

5,000 mAh Battery

No one wants to have a smartphone whose battery they have to charge after using for a few hours. This is where a battery such as the 5,000 mAh one on the Spark 9 Pro stands out. With this battery, I can comfortably use the phone for an entire day without worrying about it running out of charge.

Tecno Spark 9 Pro bottom

A 5,000 mAh battery takes time to fully charge and to help with that, the Tecno Spark 9 Pro supports 18W fast charging. This can save some time as it speeds up the charging process.

90 Hz Display

The Tecno Spark 9 Pro comes with a 6.6 inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels. This display has a 90Hz refresh rate that makes for smooth scrolling. You can set the refresh rate to 90Hz, 60Hz or let the phone choose the appropriate refresh rate depending on your usage.

Tecno spark 9 Pro

Tecno spark 9 Pro

I have set the refresh rate to 90Hz as I want the smooth animations when scrolling. Keep in mind that a higher refresh rate may drain your battery much faster.

HiOS 8.6 Based on Android 12

The Tecno Spark 9 Pro is powered by Android 12 with HiOS 8.6 on top. This is the latest version of the company’s custom UI that brings with it some additional features. There are some visible aesthetic changes with HiOS 8.6 compared to the versions that we had on previous Tecno devices.

Tecno has introduced a control centre that you can access by swiping down the right section of the display. Swiping down the left section brings down your notifications. As for the control centre, you can use it to control key aspects of the phone including brightness, switch data and Wi-Fi on and off, switch Bluetooth on and off, switch on Airplane mode among other features.

There are some key privacy and security settings with HiOS 8.6, these are meant to keep your phone safe as you are able to see all that is happening and block access by unauthorized persons.


Powering the Spark 9 Pro is the MediaTek Helio G85 processor that has been paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage space. Performance has been good and I have not had any issues using this phone, it handled everything that I threw at it. This is quite good and expected for a phone within its price range.


The Spark 9 Pro  has a 50MP main camera at the back that takes really good shots. I was really impressed with the performance of the camera. The shots are detailed and with good colour balance in different lighting conditions.

Tecno Spark 9 Pro back

Night mode on the Spark 9 Pro is also very good., it does a good job in capturing shots that you will be confident sharing with your friends and family. Videos taken at night are sharp too with little noise and great colour accuracy. 

As for selfies, the Spark 9 Pro has a 32MP front facing camera that is really good. The details it captures are way too good and this is so far the best Selfie camera on any Tecno Spark device I have ever used.

Read: Tecno Spark 9 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

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